Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy aims at transforming the patient’s physical and mental condition by enabling them to participate in the activities of everyday life as much as possible by using purposeful activity.

    An occupational therapist is an activity and functional capacity specialist whose aim is to maintain and promote the activity capacity of a person with impaired functional capacity. The occupational therapist develops and shapes the person’s functional capacity so that the person is able to cope as well as possible with everyday activities (caring for oneself, work/leisure activities, etc.).

    Occupational therapists will advise adults and children with neurological problems or clients with limitations in activities of daily living.

     

    Children

    If necessary, the pediatric neurologist will refer the child to an occupational therapist for treatment:

    • assessment of the child’s age-appropriate manual skills;
    • support and development of age-appropriate fine motor, play and self-care skills;
    • advising parents on the child’s development activities.

    An occupational therapist helps children develop performance skills, which include sensory processing, perceptual skills, general motor and positional control, fine motor coordination, and two-handed cooperation.

     

    Adults

    We welcome adults whose therapy goals include:

    • assessment of functional capacity;
    • achieving a meaningful quality of life at work, in leisure activities;
    • increase impaired joint function (to improve hand function and muscle strength in manual activities);
    • increase the level of independence in daily activities.

    If necessary, also recommending assistive devices and advising on how to support the client’s ability to function.

    In therapy, we use therapeutic activities and exercises to enable the recovery of skills or to learn new methods of performing activities.